Relief Road

The increasing level of traffic and congestion in Towcester has frustrated residents and traders for many years.

The Towcester Southern Extension proposals include the delivery of a relief road for the town, which will bypass the A5 through the town centre and link up to the A43 south of Towcester. The new road will help to reduce non Towcester-related traffic passing through the town centre, particularly heavy goods vehicles, thereby improving air quality in the town.

The 2007 proposals incorporated a grade-separated junction to link the relief road to the A43. Following detailed discussions with the Highways Agency and the County Council, the Highways Agency has indicated a preference for a simplified at grade, signalised roundabout, located to the north east of the original proposed junction.

Improvements to the Tove and Abthorpe roundabouts on the A43 are also included and can be viewed on the images above.

In addition, the development will promote a layout that reduces dependence on the car, whilst enhancing the public transport, cycling and walking networks. It is intended to enhance bus services in Towcester, with routes extending into the new development.